July 19, 2010
I used to be the biggest breakfast fan- but lately I've kind of been in a breakfast slump, poo-pooing (poor choice of words when talking about food I know, but accurate) any kind of suggestion that included cereal, toast, eggs, bacon, pancakes, or (quick cover the children's ears)...sausage. And, no I am not pregnant, just picky and lazy. :) But, yogurt and fruit actually sounds pretty good to me in the morning, so I have been eating up this little number at least twice a week. What I like about this concoction is that it's so easy to make, and while it looks pretty much like a sinful dessert, it's actually very healthy.
Ingredients (2 servings):
1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of honey (or to taste)
1 teaspoon of good vanilla or vanilla paste (Totally treat yourself to Nielsen-Massey's vanilla paste. I am telling you IT IS AWESOME! It tastes amazing- and since it's paste, you'll see those cool little vanilla bean specks in your yogurt. I love to add it to any kind of yogurt dish, or to a bowl of oatmeal, and of course to any other recipes that call for vanilla. Be careful though, you won't want to go back to regular vanilla after you start using this. You can pick it up at most food specialty stores.)
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (or any fruit mixture of your choice)
1/4 cup Kashi granola cereal
In a small mixing bowl stir together your yogurt, honey, and vanilla. If you have any lemon curd on hand, and would like a little bit of a lemony taste added to your yogurt, just mix in 2 tablespoons. Next grab a pretty glass out of your cabinet and start layering the yogurt, strawberries, and granola and that's it, you've got breakfast!!!
This recipe is also my go-to breakfast choice when I have over-night company because it's so easy to prepare (you can even make it the night before, but I suggest leaving out the granola until serving time), and soooo yummy! Or, I'll downsize the portions a little bit and serve it as a healthy dessert or as a side at dinner time for the boys and it's always a hit. So give it a try and let me know what you think!
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